Foreign media representatives visit Tehran Nuclear Reactor
A host of foreign media representatives toured the 5 MW Tehran Research Reactor and the center that researches and produces radiopharmaceuticals at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran on Wednesday.
During the visit, more than 20 reporters, most of them from Western countries, got a first-hand look at the research reactor as its experts explained how different sections of the facility operate and fielded the reporters' questions.
During the course of the visit, the foreign reporters also saw a sample of uranium enriched by Iranian experts to 20-percent purity placed at the core of the reactor.
After Western failure to provide fuel for the reactor, Iran decided to enrich uranium itself. The reactor currently operates on fuel produced locally.
The research reactor produces radiopharmaceuticals and industrial products needed by hospitals and the industry. Part of the radiopharmaceuticals produced at the facility is exported to countries such as India, Pakistan and Egypt.
Reporters with The Associated Press, Spain's news agency, CNN, China's CCTV, The Christian Science Monitor and a number of other media participated in the inspection tour.